Logitech and Sony have been getting all of the Google TV love over here in the States, as both companies have launched products with Google’s software installed in the last few weeks. While Logitech focused their attentions on a set-top box, Sony went all-out with a few options for integrated TVs, as well as a Blu-ray player. Samsung, not wanting to be left out of the party, has come forward and announced that, come this January, the company will make a formal announcement regarding their Google TV plans.
Details are scarce at this point. Yoon Boo Keun, head of Samsung’s TV business, said that all of the details haven’t been worked out, but that the company is “open” to utilizing Intel’s chips inside the TVs. From that, we can already imagine that Samsung would want to focus more on the smart TV movement, instead of trying to put their attention solely on a set-top box. Considering the push that Samsung has made for Internet-connected TVs recently here in the States, it wouldn’t be that big of a stretch to the imagination to think that Samsung would follow that same train of thought for Google TV-related products.
Until the announcement in January, we’ll be left waiting. If the product itself can raise enough buzz, it’s possible that a few leaks could happen here and there, along with plenty of buzz inside the rumor mill. We’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed that Samsung has something grand to show off this coming January.